The Mirage 2000 multi-role aircraft was chosen for the strike for its capability to hit targets with 'pin-point' accuracy, government sources said.
Government sources said the IAF jets pounded terror camps Balakot, Muzaffarabad and Chakoti in the well-planned strike involving a fleet of IAF jets and other military jets.
Samir and his co-pilot, Squadron Leader Siddharth Negi (31), were killed after their Mirage 2000 crashed during a testing sortie in Bengaluru’s old HAL Airport.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) Squadron Leaders Samir Abrol and Siddhartha Negi died of fatal injuries after the aircraft crashed on Friday at a military airport, when it was on an acceptance sortie following its upgrade by the HAL.
The plane went up in flames as it crashed with an explosion and thick smoke billowed from the spot, leaving passersby and residents living around the airport in a shock.
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi addresses media after the oath taking ceremony at Punjab Bhawan in Chandigarh. AICC General Secretary Harish Rawat with PPCC President Navjot Singh Sidhu are also seen.PTI Photo
Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel in New Delhi.PTI Photo
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur during a public meeting in Mandi.PTI Photo
An artist busy making an idol of Goddess Durga at a workshop ahead of Navaratri festivities in Mumbai.Photograph by Dinesh Parab/Outlook
Idols of Goddess Durga at a workshop ahead of Navaratri festivities, Goregaon in Mumbai.Photograph by Dinesh Parab/Outlook
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